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christine alonso of the interboro school district board at a black lives matter protest in ridley
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Ugly New Video Emerges of Interboro School Board Official Christine Alonso at BLM Protest

A roundup of Philly news. This article may be updated at any time as new information becomes available. More Trouble for Interboro School Board Treasurer […]

interboro school district board treasurer christine alonso at black lives matter protest in ridley
City Life

School District Board Says It Can’t Remove Embattled Official Christine Alonso

A roundup of Philly news. This article may be updated at any time as new information becomes available. Interboro School District Board Says It Can’t […]

interboro school district board member christine alonso wears a pink tank top during a black lives matter protest in delaware county, pennsylvania
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BLM Protesters Call for Delco School Board Official’s Removal After Her Behavior at Protest

A roundup of Philly news. This article may be updated at any time as new information becomes available. Black Lives Matter Protesters Call for Removal […]

Jordan A. Harris
City Life

What Should Being Black in Philly Look Like? It Should Look Like Real Policy Change

Jordan A. Harris, 36, of Grays Ferry, is the state Representative and Democratic caucus whip for the 2019-’20 legislative session. For years, I’ve seen the […]

City Life

In Praise of the City Government About-Face

Lately, lots of politicians have been changing their minds. Take Jim Kenney: In the last month and a half alone, the Mayor has pivoted from […]

City Life

How Three Black Women Are Calling Out Racism at Main Line Schools

As thousands of demonstrators took to the streets in Philadelphia last month to protest racial inequity and police brutality against Black people, three Main Line […]

City Life

Fox 29 Legal Analyst Says He Was Fired for Being “Too Pro-Black Lives Matter”

If you’re an attentive viewer of Fox 29 News, you may be wondering why you haven’t seen longtime attorney and on-air legal analyst Ken Rothweiler […]

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Political Scientist Daniel Q. Gillion on What Makes Protest Movements Effective

How does a protest movement translate demands into political action? This is a relevant question for the millions of Americans who have spent the past […]

Be Well Philly

This Philly Therapist Has Raised More Than $81K to Provide Free Therapy to the Black Community

Amid a pandemic that’s disproportionately impacting the Black community, the continued killings of Black people at the hands of police officers, and global anti-racism protests, […]

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8 Ways to Honor Juneteenth in Philadelphia

This year will mark the 155th anniversary of Juneteenth — a commemoration of the day in 1865 when the last enslaved people in the deepest […]

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A Philly Wedding Went Massively Viral During Last Weekend’s Black Lives Matter Protests. Here, the Bride Shares Her Experience

By now, you have certainly heard about Kerry-Anne Perkins, 35, and Michael Gordon, 42. The Montgomery County couple’s small, socially distanced wedding at The Logan […]

Be Well Philly

This Philly Activist Group Is Hosting Daily Yoga and Meditation for the Local Black Community

After two weeks of anti-racism protests sweeping the nation, one local activist organization is using wellness to advocate for racial justice. Spirits Up! is a […]

City Life

White People, Please Stop Declaring Yourself Allies

There is no other way to put this than bluntly: Racism is a white person’s problem to solve. While racism harms Black and brown people […]

an anti-joe bologna t-shirt after philly police union came out with a t-shirt in support of the cop charged with assaulting a protester
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Philly Gets the Anti-Joe Bologna T-Shirt That It Needs

A roundup of Philly news. This post may be updated at any time as new information becomes available. It Didn’t Take Long for Somebody to […]

George Smith and Austayne Brown, cousins who drove all the way from Philadelphia to Texas for the George Floyd funeral
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These Men Drove All the Way from Philly to Texas for the George Floyd Funeral

After video emerged of a Minneapolis police officer killing George Floyd with a knee on his neck and as mass protests spread around the country, […]